New Living Translation
One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could lay his hands on them and pray for them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
King James Bible
Then were there brought unto him little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.
Darby Bible Translation
Then there were brought to him little children that he might lay his hands on them and pray; but the disciples rebuked them.
World English Bible
Then little children were brought to him, that he should lay his hands on them and pray; and the disciples rebuked them.
Young's Literal Translation
Then were brought near to him children that he might put hands on them and pray, and the disciples rebuked them.
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
19:13 That he should lay his hands on them - This was a rite which was very early used, in praying for a blessing on young persons. See Gen 48:14,20. The disciples rebuked them - That is, them that brought them: probably thinking such an employ beneath the dignity of their Master. Mark 10:13; Luke 18:15.
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"But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."--Matthew 19:30. "So the last shall be first, and the first last."--Matthew 20:16. WE MUST BE SAVED if we would serve the Lord. We cannot serve God in an unsaved condition. "They that are in the flesh cannot please God." It is vain for them to attempt service while they are still at enmity against God. The Lord wants not enemies to wait upon him, nor slaves to grace his throne. We must be saved first; and salvation is all of grace. …
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One day some parents brought their children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But the disciples scolded the parents for bothering him.
One day some parents brought their little children to Jesus so he could touch and bless them. But when the disciples saw this, they scolded the parents for bothering him.
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